Hotels in Cape Town are some of the finest accommodations you’ll find anywhere on the African continent. With a focus on penthouses and luxury suites, we’ve searched hotels in Cape Town and can say that we are quite pleased with the findings. While tourist areas generally are pretty safe, it’s important to point out that you should avoid nearby townships or “flats“. Hotels in Cape Town, especially the ones found below, offer some amazing ocean and city views. Tourists travel to this southern African city to enjoy its natural surroundings, its beaches, its wine and more. Before we get you to these hotels in Cape Town, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Cape Town is the capital and oldest city in South Africa. Although evidence of human life in the area dates back 15,000 years, not much is known about the inhabitants pre-1488, when Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, reached the area and named it “Cape of Storms”. Thereafter the area was defined by the Dutch, British and South African periods, respectively. The Dutch planted several nonnative plant species such as grapes, cereals, ground nuts, apples, potatoes and citrus, which would change the area’s natural environment forever. The British captured Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795 and introduced their own plants, most notably roolkrans in what would become the “flats” area, and eucalyptus to mitigate the spread of malaria. Along with the discovery of diamonds in 1867 came a flood of immigrants and, naturally, a war by way of the Second Boer War, which resulted in a British victory. During the mid-1900s South Africa’s governing party was the National Party, which implemented racial segregation known as apartheid. Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and member of the African National Congress party, was the first president of South Africa and known as “the founding father of democracy” in the area.
With a population of around 500,000 people, Cape Town is located on the southern tip of Africa. Cape Town is known for its harbor, its natural setting and its landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Cape Town was industrialized mostly from the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and a gold rush in 1886. The city has average highs in the 70s degrees Fahrenheit for much of the year and benefits from cool to warm evenings. Beaches and hiking trails draw tourists. Water temperatures differ depending on which coast you’re on, with the Atlantic side being colder and the False Bay side being warmer. Major points of interest include St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, City Bowl, Table Mountain National Park, Clifton beach, Robben Island Museum, V&A Waterfront, Cape Floristic Region, Simon’s Town, Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Grand Parade and University of Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of the most distinguishable mountains in any of the world’s major cities due to its flat top. Tourists may travel by cable-way and hikers may travel on foot to Table Mountain’s peak, which is over 3,500 feet high. Barbecue is a popular way to cook in Cape Town. Popular food items include various meats and seafood, Bobotie, which is spiced minced meat baked and topped with egg, and the Gatsby sandwich, prepared with one staple, french fries, and various other fillings such as steak, fish, calamari, chicken or sausage. Equipped with some knowledge on the area, we are ready for hotels in Cape Town that will help make for a memorable experience.
Taj Cape Town features free WiFi, spa access, free waterfront shuttles daily, balconies, classical furnishings, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, rainshowers, large bath tubs, a restaurant, a brasserie, a sauna, a steam room, a heated lap pool and a spacious fitness center. Nearby you may find Bombay Brasserie (Indian restaurant), Jiva Spa, Bishop Robert Gray Memorial Statue (historical landmark), Motherland Coffee St Georges Mall (coffee shop), Cape Town Free Walking Tours, Food Lover’s Market (supermarket), Seattle Coffee Company (coffee store), Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Mariam’s Kitchen (restaurant), Hokey Poke Bar & Take Away (restaurant), Groote Kerk (church), Kleinsky’s Delicatessen, Pilcrow & Cleaver (restaurant), Slave Museum Cape Town, Iziko Slave Lodge (museum), Arch for Arch (historical landmark), St George’s Cathedral and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Iziko Slave Lodge, National Library Of South Africa, St Georges Mall, Atlantic Art Gallery and Greenmarket Square, 0.1 miles from Palm Tree Mosque, Huguenot Chambers, Parliament, The Company’s Garden and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 1.5 miles from V&A Waterfront, 2 miles from Table Mountain, 7.3 miles from Groot Constantia, 12.3 miles from Chapman’s Peak and 10.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $3,210
Cost per person (five people): $642
Camps Bay Beach Cape Town
Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel boasts 2 solar heated infinity pools, a fitness center, massage and steam rooms, an in-house luxury car service, air conditioning, finished terraces, sea and mountain views, flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathrobes, free WiFi and complimentary welcome refreshments. Bakoven Beach is just down the road.
Theatre On The Bay and The Promenade Camps Bay are 0.6 miles, Camps Bay Beach Cape Town is 0.8 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 1.2 miles, Table Mountain Cableway is 1.3 miles, Clifton Beach is 1.5 miles, Lion’s Head is 1.7 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town and De Waal Park are 2.2 miles, Christopher Moller Art Gallery is 2.4 miles, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 3.3 miles, World of Birds is 4.2 miles, Robben Island Ferry is 4.3 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (Infinity Suite): $493
Cost per person (four people): $124
Table Mountain Cape Town
With an outdoor pool, Atlantic Ocean views, flat-screen TVs, blu-ray players, seating areas, terraces, balconies, bath robes, slippers and luggage storage, Sea Star Rocks Boutique Hotel is close to Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse with panoramic views): $775
Cost per person (four people): $194
Zeitz Museum Cape Town
Offering elegant rooms, free WiFi, a spa, panoramic Table Mountain and harbor views, an award-winning restaurant, a whiskey and wine bar and a fitness center with waterfront views, Cape Grace Hotel & Spa sits near Bascule Bar (cocktail bar), Only One Yacht (boat rental service), V&A Waterfront Marina (shopping mall), Two Oceans Aquarium, City Sightseeing Cape Town, KnexT Art Gallery, COOKED (restaurant), The Watershed (market), V&A Food Market (fresh food market), Unframed Ice Cream (ice cream shop), Nobel Square (tourist attraction), Native Coffee Roasters (cafe), GINJA Restaurant, Galleria Gibello (art gallery), Den Anker (restaurant), MIRAGE (boat tour agency), Tigger 2 Charters (boar tour agency), Si Cantina Sociale (Mediterranean restaurant), The Yard (fusion restaurant), LINDT Chocolate Studio, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower Retail Centre (shopping mall), Cape Town Fish Market (seafood restaurant), Chavonnes Battery Museum (archaeological museum), The Nelson Mandela Gateway To Robben Island (tourist attraction) and more.
From here Chavonnes Battery Museum and Zeitz Museum Cape Town are 0.1 miles, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town Comedy Club, Clock Tower, Two Oceans Aquarium, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Robben Island Ferry, South African Maritime Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are 0.2 miles, V&A Waterfront is 0.4 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 3.1 miles, World of Birds is 8.2 miles, Groot Constantia is 8.4 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 10.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $1,535
Cost per person (four people): $384
Mojo Market Cape Town
Offering air conditioning, free WiFi, an on-site bar, free private parking, flat-screen TVs, iPad docking stations, seating areas, sea views, bath robes, slippers, a sauna, a swimming pool and shuttle service, 21 Nettleton in close to Biskop Steps (fitness area), Clifton Beaches, The Bungalow (restaurant), Fives Futbol Clifton (sports complex), Maiden’s Cove, Glen Country Club (event venue), Cédric French Pastry (pastry shop), Glen Beach, The Glen Tree Circle (hiking area), Lila Bank (observation deck), Pipe Track Trail Run (tourist attraction), Lion’s Head Hiking Trail, Parapax Lion’s Head Paragliding Site, Cape Trekking Guided Hikes (tour agency), Lions Head Peak (hiking area) and more.
This hotel is 0.4 miles from Clifton Beach, 0.5 miles from Lion’s Head, 0.9 miles from Queens Beach, 1 mile from MyCiTi Station Queens Beach, 1.1 miles from Camps Bay Beach and Mojo Market Cape Town, 1.2 miles from Sea Point Pavilion Swimming and The Promenade Camps Bay, 1.3 miles from Piazza St John, 1.4 miles from Theatre On The Bay, 4.3 miles from Signal Hill Mountain and 12.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (presidential penthouse): $1,125
Signal Hill Cape Town
The Solis Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, a private roof deck with a private outdoor swimming pool and barbecue, panoramic sea, mountain and city views, a kitchen with dishwasher and oven, 2 flat-screen TVs, a seating area, 2 bathrooms, a washing machine and tumble dryer combo and two dining areas. Nearby you may find Osaka Sushi, Sorbet (beauty salon), Into the Blue (scube dive centre), Hesheng Chinese Restaurant, Korean Soju Restaurant, Cube Sports Bar, The Sunshine Food Sprouting Co (vegan restaurant) and more.
Green Point Urban Park and Signal Hill Cape Town are 0.5 miles, Green Point Common and Piazza St John are 0.7 miles, Signal Hill Noon Cannon and MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium 0.8 miles, Metropolitan Golf Club, Mojo Market Cape Town and Cape Town Stadium are 0.9 miles, Cape Medical Museum is 1 mile, MyCiTi Station Granger Bay is 1.1 miles, Long Street and V&A Waterfront are 1.4 miles, Table Mountain is 2.8 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (apartment with sea view): $203
Cost per person (four people): $51
Theatre On The Bay
Bayview Penthouse has multiple penthouse rental options and spacious accommodations with air conditioning, an outdoor pool, fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs, a library, a sun terrace, laundry and dry cleaning services. It’s found close to Kasteelpoort (hiking area), The Hussar Grill Camps Bay (steak house), Camps Bay Continental Food Mart (fruit and vegetable store), Bootlegger Bakoven (coffee shop), Beta Beach and more.
From here you’ll find Theatre On The Bay 0.7 miles, 0.8 miles from The Promenade Camps Bay, 1 mile from Camps Bay Beach, 1.2 miles from Table Mountain Cableway, 1.5 miles from Table Mountain, 1.6 miles from Waterworks Museum, 1.7 miles from Clifton Beach, 2 miles from Lion’s Head, 2.5 miles from Mediclinic Cape Town, 2.6 miles from De Waal Park, 3.2 miles from Long Street, 4.8 miles from V&A Waterfront and 12.2 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse bay/ocean view): $141
Greenmarket Square Cape Town
Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with SMEG appliances, a living area with city views, a study, a 24-hour concierge, free WiFi and 2 secure parking bays, The Penthouse Collection is found close to: Ou Meul Bakkery, Obi Restaurant (Japanese), Lunchworks Cafe, Lila Vie (hair salon), The Velvet Cake Co, Giulios (cafe), Lido Bar, Modular Club (night club), Seattle Coffee Company, Folk Cafe, La Tete (restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from MyCiTi Station Thibault, 0.2 miles from Investec Cape Town, MyCiTi Station Adderley Street and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 0.3 miles from Greenmarket Square Cape Town, Cape Town Station Northern Entrance, MyCiTi Station Civic Centre, St Georges Mall and Cape Quarter, 0.7 miles from Long Street, 1.1 miles from V&A Waterfront.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $438
Cost per person (six people): $73
Lion’s Head Cape Town
With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stunning sea and mountain views, a furnished terrace, a living area, a dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi and private parking, Penthouse on Clifton is found near The Rock (scenic spot), Lion’s Head Hike Trail, The Bungalow (restaurant), The Glen Country Club, Maiden’s Cove and more are within range.
From here Clifton Beach is 0.4 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 0.6 miles, Queens Beach and MyCiTi Station Queens Beach are 0.8 miles, Camps Bay Beach and Piazza St John are 1.2 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 1.3 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 1.5 miles, Christopher Moller Gallery and Signal Hill are 1.8 miles, Table Mountain is 1.9 miles, Long Street is 2.1 miles, V&A Waterfront is 3.2 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom penthouse): $246
Cost per person (six people): $41
Table Mountain Cableway
Featuring air conditioning, a private pool, a patio, sea views, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a washing machine, towels and bed linen, MedBurn Views Penthouse is close to Optim Talent, Bellsfontein Kramat, Huey’s Surf Hub (surf shop), Cedric French Pastry, Camps Bay Beach, Camps Bay Squash Club, The Promenade (shopping mall), Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay Tidal Pool, Pipe Track Trail Run and more in the area.
Camps Bay Beach and The Promenade Camps Bay are 0.5 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, Table Mountain Cableway and Table Mountain are 1 mile, Clifton Beach Cape Town is 1.1 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 1.2 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town is 1.8 miles, De Waal Park is 1.9 miles, Waterworks Museum is 2 miles, Long Street is 2.4 miles, Steenberg Wine Estate is 8.5 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom apartment): $287
Cost per person: $48
Clifton Beach Cape Town
15 Views Penthouse has contemporary decor, a modern kitchen area with a breakfast nook, a dining area, a living area with an L-shaped sofa and plush armchairs and is found near The 41 (restaurant), Mantra Cafe, Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay Beach and more.
Camps Bay Beach is 0.3 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 0.4 miles, Clifton Beach Cape Town is 0.5 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, Lion’s Head is 1 mile, Table Mountain is 1.5 miles, Queens Beach is 1.7 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town is 2 miles, Long Street is 2.5 miles, V&A Waterfront is 3.9 miles, Kenilworth Race Course is 7 miles, Robben Island Museum and Chapman’s Peak are 10.2 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.5 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse with hot tub): $267
With so many outstanding hotels in Cape Town it makes it difficult to list them all in one place. If you have one to add then please please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your trip to South Africa!